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SCNPS 2019 Annual Meeting: Saturday on the Savannah

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4542 Silver Bluff Rd

Jackson, SC 29831

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South Carolina Native Plant Society Annual Meeting

November 2, 2019

Silver Bluff Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson, SC 29831

Silver Bluff is a 3,400-acre wildlife sanctuary nestled along 2.6 miles of the Savannah River. Silver Bluff has a rich history and bountiful wildlife, including over 220 species of birds. The property’s forested uplands and bottomlands are being restored to create habitat for birds, pollinators, and other wildlife. There is evidence of prehistoric Native Americans, visits by DeSoto in the 1540s and by William Bartram in the 1770s and ownership by SC Governor James H. Hammond in the 1800s.

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Meeting Cost: $35 (includes lunch)

Registration closes on October 18, 2019. Last day to request a refund is October 25, 2019.

Online registration referred, but for additional options or questions please contact Lisa Lord at lisajlord1@gmail.com or (843) 909-2343. Tickets must be pre-purchased. Registration is limited so sign-up early!


Agenda

8:30 Registration and Meet and Greet (coffee and light breakfast foods available)

9:00 Welcome

9:20 Treasurer’s Report

9:30 State News

9:50 Elections

10:00 Break

10:30 Southern Meadows, Jenks Famer, Plantsman and Author

11:00 Documenting Plants at Silver Bluff and the Birth of An Herbarium, Dixie Damrel, Herbarium Curator, Clemson University Herbarium

11:30 Bird Friendly Forestry, Brandon Heitkamp, Land Manager, Audubon SC

12:00 Lunch (Box lunch provided) Note: There will be an option for a vegetarian meal if you prefer one when you check out. We are not be able to accomodate other dietary restrictions but you are welcome to bring a lunch and snacks.

1:00-5pm Field Trip Tour of Silver Bluff


Things to know, before you go…

  • Dress in layers to accommodate the indoor meeting and outdoor field trip. Wear sturdy shoes. Bring bug spray and a refillable water bottle for the field trip.
  • Accommodations: This meeting will not have a designated hotel, but there are several hotels and restaurants in Aiken, SC or Augusta, GA approximately 30 min. away from Silver Bluff.
  • Allow plenty of time to get to the property in the morning. It takes several minutes from the entrance to the property to the classroom site where the meeting will be held.

******To reduce our impact on the environment, this is a B.Y.O.W.B (Bring Your Own Water Bottle) Event!


For the meeting flyer and more information, go to our website at scnps.org


More information about the speakers:

Jenks Farmer, Plantsman and Author (jenksfarmer.com)

Prairie style meadows grace trendy public spaces like New Yorks High-line and Chicago’s Millennium Park. The desire for the style but not the plants nor the cultivation techniques translate to our climate. We’ve been making meadow gardens here for 20 years. Jenks will discuss plants that work, cultivation styles and share stories of success and failures from years of converting turf and typical landscape to naturalist gardens.

Dixie Damrel, Curator of the Clemson University Herbarium

Dixie came to South Carolina after years of botanical experience in the US Southwest where she worked for the Forest Service as field botanist for the two million acre Tonto National Forest and also established an herbarium. She additionally worked for six years as the assistant curator of the Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium in Phoenix. At Clemson she teaches field botany labs and is involved in documenting the Clemson Experimental Forest along with the accessioned living collection at the SC Botanical Garden. She received a Fulbright award in 2015 and spent that spring working at the Sarawak Biodiversity Center in Borneo and visiting herbaria in Southeast Asia. She has been collecting and documenting the flora of the Silver Bluff Audubon Center and Sanctuary in Aiken County, since 2007 and established the Silver Bluff Audubon Center and Sanctuary Herbarium, known as SBAC and available via SERNEC.

Brandon Heitkamp, Land Manager, Audubon SC

Responsible for land management at Silver Bluff, Brandon’s also on fire to teach landowners bird-friendly forestry. Armed with a degree in forest management from Clemson, Brandon helped Audubon South Carolina develop this novel concept. His dream is to spread the word among landowners and land managers, and eventually get bird-friendly techniques included in forestry curricula throughout the Southeast.

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